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Volume / Number: 9 / 1240

CLA 1240
  • Munich Germany Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 4547
Script Early Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in a South German scriptorium of good calligraphic standard. According to a doubtful tradition this is one of a group of manuscripts alleged to have been donated to the church of Kochel by Princess Kysila. The volume must have reached Benediktbeuern soon after 800, since corrections in it are by a ninth-century scribe of that abbey. Other entries, saec. XI, also connect the manuscript with this abbey (foll. 4 and 250v). The name 'Adalpero', saec. X, is seen on fol. 3 and 'PFRFNGFRXS' i.e. Perengerus, saec. X–XI, stands on fol. 74. Benediktbeuern ex-libris saec. XV occur on the fly-leaf, and on foll. 1, 2v, 4v, 244v, and 245.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67381
Support Parchment
Contents Homiliarium Alani (Pars Aestivalis).
Script Commentary

Script is a graceful early Caroline minuscule still permitting a number of ligatures, among them nt even in mid-word, two variants on ti ligatures for both for hard and soft ti, and the Merovingian b with following i; suprascript a is not infrequent at line-end.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 2968. ☛Bischoff, Südostdeutschen Schreibschulen 1 p. 45. ☛Gamber, CLLA 1658.

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